According to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), work on the 653 km stretch of the East-West corridor project in UP will be completed by June this year. Most of the highway is complete except two Railway over Bridges (ROB)â€”one near Barabanki-bypass and one in Unnao on Lucknow-Kanpur highway. Work on minor stretches on Ayodhya bypass, Gorakhpur bypass and Lucknow bypass are also to be completed shortly.
The parts that have been completed include Jhansi bypass, Bara to Orai, Kasi to Gorakhpur, Orai to Jhansi and most of these stretches were already opened for traffic. The Lucknow-Ayodha portion is also complete except for the ROB near Safedabad crossing.
The East-West corridor, started in 1998 under the National Highways Development Programme (NHDP). The total length of the corridor is 3,300 km.
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